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[Fwd: Need help with nouns...]

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, October 15, 1999, 2:02
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Another meant to go to the list.
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Larry Schelin wrote:
> becomes thuda-
This sounds like a verb.
> group of: (plurals never added) > 2 iarah- > 3 iatha- > 4 iavah- > 5 or more iaghah-
Groovy, I've never thought of making different affixes for different *size* groups.
> plurals: > general (not specific) gwavi- > 2 jah- > 3 thah- > 4 vah- > 5 or more ghah-
Hmm, that's rather unusual, having a plural affix meaning "more than one", PLUS other non-singular numbers. Are there any natural languages that have dual, trial, "tetral" and plura?
> less than -'ighu > greater than -'ura
How are these used? Is it something like "old the man-greater.than" for "older than the man"?
> red -ingew
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